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Upcoming events in Milwaukee, Sturtevant, Appleton, D.C. and Madison include: 

*A Tuesday Milwaukee luncheon with Dem guv candidate MATT FLYNN. The Milwaukee Press luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m., with the program running from noon to 1 p.m. This luncheon is sponsored by University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Wisconsin Academy for Global Education and Training, ELEVEN25 at Pabst, Milwaukee Police Association, The Firm Consulting, Medical College of Wisconsin and Spectrum. Enter "5/22 MKE" in the purpose of payment field when you register and pay here: 

*A Thursday luncheon and panel event in Sturtevant, organized by Wisconsin Technology Council, and The event, brought to you by UW-Milwaukee and called "Navigating the New Economy: What can Wisconsin learn from South Carolina's experience with BMW?", will compare the potential impact of Foxconn to a similar investment from BMW in South Carolina. It'll feature JOEY VON NESSEN, a top economist at the University of South Carolina who has studied the BMW impact on manufacturing clusters, followed by a conversation with three Wisconsin experts: UW-Milwaukee Chancellor MARK MONE; ROXANNE BAUMANN, director of global engagement at Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership; and DAVID VASKO, Rockwell Automation's director of advanced technology. See more and register: 

*A May 29 and Millennial Action Project event in Appleton on "The Future of Work." The event, which features Wisconsin Future Caucus Co-Chair Rep. Amanda Stuck, D-Appleton, and Congressional Future Caucus Vice-Chair U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Green Bay, is slotted for 4 p.m. at the Appleton Beer Factory. The discussion will be moderated by Millennial Action Project founder STEVEN OLIKARA. See more: 

*A June 20 DC breakfast with JAMES HOHMANN, lead writer of the Washington Post's "The Daily 202." Check-in for the event starts at 8:30 a.m., with the program running from 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Sponsors of the WisPolitics DC event series include: Michael Best / Michael Best Strategies, WPS Health Solutions, AARP Wisconsin and Xcel Energy. Register: 

*A June 28 Madison Club luncheon with AG BRAD SCHIMEL on his re-election bid. Lunch starts at 11:30 a.m., with the program running from 12 to 1 p.m. Madison Club members and their guests receive discounted pricing for WisPolitics luncheons, $19 per person. Price for general public is $25 per person. This luncheon is sponsored by: Husch Blackwell, American Family Insurance, Xcel Energy, Walmart, AARP Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Hospital Association. See more: 

WILL CRAIN, of Oconomowoc, is the first recipient of the TED KANAVAS Memorial Scholarship. Friends and family gathered April 29 to honor the late senator and award the scholarship to Crain, a Catholic Memorial High School senior who will be starting his freshman year of college in the nursing program at the University of Minnesota this coming fall. 

Senate Majority Leader SCOTT FITZGERALD was recently named Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin's 2017 Legislator of the Year. The award honors the Juneau Republican's "pro-construction initiatives" over the session. See more: 

First Lady TONETTE WALKER and Department of Children and Families Secretary ELOISE ANDERSON this week recognized the recipients of the 2018 Governor's Foster Care Award. They include: JOSH and JAMIE BLAU, of Seymour; PAM MATHIAS and TAMMY STODOLA, of Verona; ROGER and PHYLLIS NAGEL, of Bruce; BOB and NAN PIEPER, of SUN PRAIRIE; JANICE and RAYMOND STELZER, of Plover; and CARY and NATALIE UNDERWOOD, of Menomonee Falls. See the release: 

Five teachers across the state have been named Wisconsin Teachers of the Year. They are: LIZ GULDEN, of Willson Elementary School in Baraboo; MAGGIE McHUGH, of the La Crosse Design Institute; SARAHI MONTERREY, of Waukesha North High School; BENJAMIN GRIGNON, of the Menominee Indian High School in Keshena; and MICHAEL WILSON, of St. Croix Falls High School. See more: 

STEVE LYONS, a veteran lobbyist and communications specialist who recently helped the Wisconsin Technology Council, has started a new government affairs firm. The business, called SJL Government Affairs and Communications, is based in Madison. Lyons previously worked as deputy chief of staff to Sen. SCOTT FITZGERALD for eight years and has held various other government and communications roles. See the SJL site: 

Michelle Berryman